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Old 12-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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Have a good night at work. Hope you were able to take advantage of that extra hour to sleep!
I did get the extra hour. It was so nice!
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
My mom is even worse today. Still a low-grade fever, but it got up to 100. She is tired, her head feels foggy, she's cold, not hungry, and just doesn't feel right. She called the doctor but they aren't in until next week. We also called her specialist because she is supposed to watch when she has low-grade fevers. They didn't send in for blood tests or anything. We thought if it was a virus that something else would be bothering her by now - stomach, head, throat, anything...but nope. We start our Christmas baking soon so she needs to get better! Ugh!

Still praying for your mom Jennifer.
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
Good morning,

I am posting quickly because I have to leave in a few minutes.
I was on earlier when I remembered I had one more thing to pick up for my Christmas shopping in town here. I went and I am now finished with my Christmas shopping!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!! After I went to that store I stopped at the Christmas Shop in town for the first time in 15 years. It is just as I remembered, the seasonal smells, the creaking wood floor, the bells ringing their beautiful Christmas songs. I went there 15 years ago shopping for a Santa Claus for my grandmother, they didn't have any I wanted but I remember the old man taking me back to his studio showing me how he made all the ornaments and decorations. I was there a long time asking him questions about the ornaments and the store. I believe he has since passed on, but walking in there made me remember that day very vividly. I guess I have had interest in Christmas stores for a long time.

I have to get running, and see what the day has in store for me.

Have a great day!!

Talk to you all tonight.
congratulations on getting all your shopping done!
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Well I got my big project done and then made the centers for my buckeyes. They are in the fridge cooling down now. I'll probably wait until tomorrow to dip them in chocolate.

Now to figure out what other candies I have the stuff to make.
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Originally Posted by MerryBells View Post
My sister and I were just talking about stuff that's come into being since we've been born. Great stuff like iPods, CD's, DVD's (not to mention VCR's), cell phones, (maybe I should say 'affordable personal cell phones'). Also the affordable personal computer. We were surprised to learn that the first fax was sent 11/29/24. BTW, my Dad had some slight experience with the very first computers...those room-sized behemoths that worked with punch cards. You wouldn't believe it, but Daddy used to tell tales of the funny/stupid things you could make these computers do. Sound familiar?
LOL, I was telling my kids not the long ago about how microwaves were just coming out when I got married and how we did not have cable and the first home movie machines looked like really big record players with movies that were big white records. My first computer did not do internet, took 10 minutes to boot up and used a thing called floppy disks to run programs.
I feel old now
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
My mom is even worse today. Still a low-grade fever, but it got up to 100. She is tired, her head feels foggy, she's cold, not hungry, and just doesn't feel right. She called the doctor but they aren't in until next week. We also called her specialist because she is supposed to watch when she has low-grade fevers. They didn't send in for blood tests or anything. We thought if it was a virus that something else would be bothering her by now - stomach, head, throat, anything...but nope. We start our Christmas baking soon so she needs to get better! Ugh!
Praying for your mom!
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Originally Posted by Binger View Post
Hmmmmm what to brew for Lovemas? What will everyone else be drinking??? Lovemas. Next Friday at 11:30pm ....... Yabba!!!!!!
Some type of coffee from the Keurig...hmm...we'll see on 20th! I'll be here. I'm off that night and so excited!
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Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Good morning!
Everyone is off to school and work. I straightened up the house, started laundry, walked the dogs and have taco soup in the crock pot for dinner. I'm heading out to do some more shopping. I started shopping way too late this year. Now I'm running around like a lunatic every day, lol.
See you later!
Have a great day!!!
Can I come live at your house? You always have such great food cooking! Yum!
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Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
We are no longer green here ! You cannot see it clearly because the flakes are so fine, but it is snowing

It is coming down fast with 5 to 10 cm in 12 hour period ( 2 to 4 inches) !
My Christmas lights are getting burried
Beautiful, Star! Enjoy and stay safe!
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Originally Posted by graywolf70 View Post
Good morning all!!

I'm buying my first Christmas gift today. LOL I'm so excited! I make most of my gifts whether they're baked, engraved, cooked, crocheted, knitted, crocheted, painted or carved, but some I do still buy. Especially when its something someone has specifically said at some point in the year, "Gosh I would really like to have that one day!"

I'm making myself a gift this year... something kinda weird I've never done before. LOL My grandparents' house in Pittsburgh was my favorite place on Earth. My grandather, my best friend. My uncle tells me in the 50s they bought some chestnuts to roast one day and while sitting at the table my grandfather absently stuck one down in the dirt of the potted flower on the bay window of the breakfast nook. It sprouted. LOL He transplanted it to the back yard.

Now all I remember of that tree was it being the best climbing, shade, reading tree I ever saw. I have no memory of it being a sappling. Years after my grandparents passed away the house sold which broke my heart because I had always hoped to convince my husband to move there. I found out whonthrbnew owners were and contacted them to find out if it would be possible to get one of the chutes that always sprouted in the yard from the chestnut tree my GF had planted. It was a year before I heard from them which I wad told how sorry they were to tell me they'd had the tree cut down and removed.

One day I got an email from the home owner telling me he was sending me something. A few days later a very heavy box arrived containing thick cords of wood. In the box was a note that read, "We had the tree cut down and my father took all the wood to his cabin in upper NY. He had these pieces left of it that hadn't made it to the fireplace yet. I drove up there and got them for you. From what the neighbors told me of your grandfather he was very creative. I'm hoping you got some of that and can make something of these. I'm sorry it's the best I could do."

I could not believe the kindness of that man to have even considered that.

Sooo... my gift to myself - I'm making a large hand carved collage frame with inlays of celtic knot work because my father's side is Irish. The frame will house my favorite photos and lithographs of that side of my family including my son. Hence... my version of my family tree on my dad's side. LOL I really hope I don't mess it up. LOL

LOL Sorry, I'm excited about it. I didn't mean to post another novel.

Hope everyone has a blessed day!!

Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
How special. What a wonderful gift given and what wonderful memories you have of your grandparents. Enjoy working on this gift for yourself.
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